This popular hike in the mountains of El Bolson is incredibly beautiful!
Dragged by the friendly and very energetic couple from Quebec, we jumped into a taxi in the morning to get to the starting point of this fantastic hike to the summit of Cerro Piltriquitrón!
After a long 30 minutes-ride on a chaotic road, we arrived at a superb viewpoint of El Bolson with the Andes in the background. The day was bright and we could see the entire mountain range for kilometers.
After several minutes of admiration we started the steep climb to the charming Bosque Tallado which is an open-air museum where various artists have sculpted dead trees since 1998. We can see symbols of Earth, Natives people, local animals and more modern compositions like a woman carrying skis and (I’m sure of it!) a Go Pro on her helmet!
We wandered in this small parc for an hour before continuing our ascent to the very close Refugio de Montaña Cerro Piltriquitrón which offered another incredible view of El Bolson and its surroundings!
Let’s take a good sandwich and back on the trail for the real piece this time! From the Refugio it takes 2 to 3 hour to reach the summit of Cerro Piltriquitrón and get the chance to see the mountains range on the other side. We had very steep climbs, miradors and a beautiful walk on a plateau with views on the Andes. This was exceptional and even if we finally didn’t reach the summit, we had astonishing views all way!
In short, an incredible hike in the Río Negro region of Argentina that I highly recommend!